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2013 Ford Escape 2013 Mazda CX-5 2013 Chevrolet Equinox
     
FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr S
  • FWD 4dr SE
  • 4WD 4dr SE
  • FWD 4dr SEL
  • 4WD 4dr SEL
  • FWD 4dr Titanium
  • 4WD 4dr Titanium
FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Man Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • AWD 4dr Auto Sport
  • FWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Touring
  • FWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
  • AWD 4dr Auto Grand Touring
FWD LS
  • FWD LS
  • FWD 1LT
  • AWD LS
  • AWD 1LT
  • FWD 2LT
  • AWD 2LT
  • FWD LTZ
  • AWD LTZ

Prices

MSRP $22,470 $20,995 $24,225
Invoice $21,178 $20,396 $23,014
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.6 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.5 8.0
Performance 8.0 8.4 7.2
Interior 7.1 7.8 8.0
Safety 9.3 9.3 9.3
Reliability 2.5 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Small-car handling
  • Good fuel economy, even with four-wheel drive
  • Strong safety score
  • Well-made cabin
  • Good fuel economy ratings
  • Impressive cargo room for the class
  • Outstanding performance
  • Good safety score
  • Comfortable, composed handling
  • Good fuel economy with four-cylinder engine
  • Versatile interior
  • Good safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Confusing MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Fickle motion-activated liftgate 
  • Tight second row
  • Slightly underpowered engine
  • Less cargo space than some rivals

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4/145
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 26 City / 35 Hwy 22 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.900 106.300 112.50
Length, Overall (in) 178.100 179.300 187.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.400 72.400 72.50
Height, Overall (in) 66.300 67.300 66.30

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3598 3208 3777

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.100 103.800 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.900 40.100 40.90
Front Leg Room (in) 40.400 41.000 41.20
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.000 57.500 55.80
Front Hip Room (in) 54.800 55.200 54.60
Second Head Room (in) 39.000 39.000 39.20
Second Leg Room (in) 36.800 39.300 39.90
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.300 55.500 55.30
Second Hip Room (in) 52.400 53.700 51.10
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 68.100 65.400 63.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.300 34.100 31.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard Standard
Vinyl Seats Standard Standard Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Fixed Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122 2.4/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 168 @ 6000 155 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 170 @ 4500 150 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 37.000 36.700 40.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 35 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.100 14.8 18.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Semi-Trailing Arm Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Manual Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard